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Posted: 7/21/2008 11:06:15 AM EDT
Other than looks - why did you change yours? (if you did)

I'm not interested in muzzle brakes - the 5.56 doesn't really need it, and the noise increase isn't worth it to me. But is there a good reason to take off a A2 and put on say, a Phantom?

Just curious - thanks,
Bob S.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 11:08:59 AM EDT
If you have a 14.5" barrel and need a longer FH to get you up to the legal limit of 16" is a good reason.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 11:21:04 AM EDT
Length is the most common reason on 14.5" Carbines.

Otherwise, muzzle brake function, supressor modularity, or just looks are all reasons to swap it.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 11:21:09 AM EDT
For what it's intended to do, the Smith Vortex simply works much better. I only shoot at dusk or night time a couple of times a year, but the lower flash really does help my eyes recover faster. I can only imagine it would be even more important in my house when I really need it.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 11:21:48 AM EDT
i ran a phantom on a 7.5in upper im sure the guys beside me at the carbine course appreciated that i did.
On longer barrels they help with flash hiding at dusk/dark.
They are sexier than the a2
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 11:24:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 11:25:00 AM EDT by Aggie_Gunner]
Main reason for me is a 14.5" bbl. Plus 5C2's are cool .

- AG
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 11:25:34 AM EDT
There are better flash hiders out there.

It's more of a compensator than a flash hider anyways.

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 11:27:21 AM EDT

My Phantom 5C1's do a better job of flash hiding than the A2

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 11:29:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 11:42:48 AM EDT
some also go with a noveske to increase reliability in SBRs
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:35:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:45:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By buckfever34:
I'm not gonna lie, I think A2s just look boring

I always thought the A1 birdcage created the coolest flash. That doesn't mean I'm going to use it on my rifles. I wouldn't even see it, unless someone else was shooting it.
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